Chevy Volt Again Tops Consumer Reports Most Satisfied Owners Survey

My Volt

For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Volt has topped the Consumer Reports annual survey of most satisfied car owners.  Ninety-two percent of Volt owners surveyed by Consumer Reports said they would definitely buy another Volt.  It’s almost the identical number to last year’s ninety-three percent of Volt owners who said they would but the Volt again.  This year’s results are perhaps more significant however, because there are so many more Volts on the road than there were last year at this time. Consumer Reports’ auto editor Rik Paul said in a statement, “The Volt’s two-year reign at the top of our satisfaction survey points to the continuing trend of owners’ enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market.”  Although sales of the Volt have not been as strong as GM would like, November sales of the Volt should top three-thousand units for the first time since its introduction in 2010.  The Volt has an electric engine that can run up to fifty miles on a single charge.  After the battery is depleted, a gas generator kicks on to charge the battery.  To be clear, the generator at no time drives the car, it simply charges the battery and starts and stops as required for the battery to keep the engine running.  There are many things to love about the Volt not the least of which is the almost maintenance free ownership.  In two years I own the car, I have yet to change the oil.  Filling it up once a month and taking it for car washes is the least I can do.  It’s no wonder Volt owners love their cars.

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